September 13, 2018

Tobacco Looper

Tobacco Looper Scientific Name: Chrysodeixis argentifera Other Common Names: Vegetable Looper Species documented in 1852 by Guenee. Description Often known due to its important pest status, the Tobacco Looper ...
September 10, 2018

Australian Cockroach

Scientific Name: Periplaneta australasiae Other Common Names: Species documented in 1775 by Fabricius. Description The Australian Cockroach has yellow markings on the thorax and streaks on the base ...
August 21, 2018

Slater-eating Spider

Scientific Name: Dysdera crocota Other Common Names: Woodlouse Spider (USA), Woodlouse Hunter (USA) Species documented in 1838 by C. L. Koch. Description The Slater- eating Spider has an ...
August 17, 2018

Neumichtis nigerrima

This Caterpillar is initially green with pale stripes. Later the stripes are replaced by speckles with two bright yellow spots on the last abdominal ...
August 7, 2018

Eucalyptus Tip Bug

Scientific Name: Amorbus alternatus Other Common Names: Squash Bug, Coreid Bugs (general) Species documented in 1852 by Dallas. Description Usually ranging between 15 to 25 mm in length, ...
July 25, 2018


Did you know:   Caterpillars have several thousand muscles (humans only have about 500) Caterpillars from the family┬áTORTRICIDAE┬ácan move backwards faster ...
July 13, 2018

Four-spined Jewel Spider

Scientific Name: Gasteracantha quadrispinosa Other Common Names: Spinybacked Orb- weaver Species documented in 1879 by O. P. Cambridge. Description This brilliantly coloured small spider ranges in size from ...
May 26, 2018

Australian Flatwing Damselfly

Scientific Name: Austroargiolestes icteromelas Other Common Names: Common Flatwing, Common Australian Flatwing Species documented in 1862 by Selys. Description A medium sized damselfly with a slender body. The ...